Focus on the Family or Twisted Irony?

James Dobson’s Christian Organization, Focus on the Family, will be cutting 20% of its workforce in the form of layoffs.  The layoffs come just a short time after spending over $600,000 to take family rights away from married gays.  The cash spent on passing Proposition 8 in California would be equal to the salaries of 19 Coloradans earning the 2008 per capita income of $29,133.  In a twist of irony and a sad commentary on the organization’s priorities, Focus on the Family lost sight of its own family members in its own state of Colorado that will affect some 200+ employees

Critics are holding up the layoffs, which come just two months after the organization’s last round of dismissals, as a sad commentary on the true priorities of ministry.

“If I were their membership I would be appalled,” said Mark Lewis, a longtime Colorado Springs activist who helped organize a Proposition 8 protest in Colorado Springs on Saturday. “That Focus on the Family would spend any money on anything that’s obviously going to get blocked in the courts is just sad. Prop. 8 is guaranteed to lose, in the long run it doesn’t have a chance — it’s just a waste of money.”

From where I stand, Hate and Bigotry sure have gotten expensive for those who dish it out. 

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